In the space of 24 hours, two toddlers, one in Las Vegas and one in South Carolina, have accidentally shot their older siblings after playing with improperly secured guns, BBC News. Earlier this week, a five year old boy in Las Vegas died after he shot himself in the head with a gun he found in his father’s car. The child’s father has been charged with endangerment, Las Vegas Sun.
US Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed America’s support of the aims of the Ukraine and Georgia to join NATO, Washington Post.
Suicide bombers attacked a courthouse in Khost, a city in southeastern Afghanistan. The attackers wore burqas to conceal bombs they had placed on their bodies. Four people were injured in the attack and all seven attackers were killed as they attacked the complex. One managed to set off explosives in a car before being shot by police. Two police and two civilians, a woman and a child, were injured, Associated Press.
President Obama’s weekly address discusses the impact of health care reform on small businesses.